User:Daniel575/List of Egged lines
The Egged Bus Cooperative is the largest bus company in Israel, and the second largest in the world. It operates over a hundred bus lines, including internal city lines in many of Israel's cities (in others, the Dan Bus Company, Kavim, Superbus, etc. operate the internal lines), as well as most of Israel's inter-city lines. Below is a list.
Each bus line is classified by Egged as either 'Regular' (measef), 'Express' (yashir) or 'Direct'. The word measef literally means collecting, i.e. the bus either enters each town it passes, or stops at almost each intersection along its route, which usually makes it very slow compared to express buses. Express buses, are usually on long-distance routes and might travel at certain sections along the same stretch as other bus routes, but they do not stop at each intersection. On top of that, an Express bus is not obligated to pick up short-distance passengers and the driver cannot sell a ticket for a short ride along his route. The express lines are not usually pure non-stop routes, but might have a minimal amount of stops while leaving and entering the different cities. Direct buses have no intermediate stops at all.
Many if not most of Egged's bus lines originate or end in a central bus station/terminal (CBS/CBT). Tel Aviv Central Bus Station is the largest such terminal, also being the largest in the world.
Some lines, mainly running between major ultra-Orthodox Jewish population centers, are classified as ultra-Orthodox buses. These buses are public and can be used by anyone, but travellers should not that men and women (with the exception of husband and wife, or parents with children) are not supposed to sit next to each other, and women may be expected to sit in the back of the bus, while the man are supposed to sit in front. For women, a modest style of dress would also be recommended (meaning, no miniskirts or bare shoulders).
The level of passenger information provided by Egged is not quite good, especially for those who do not understand Hebrew fluently. This list is intended to be a source for the information that the Egged website lacks.